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Setting up BlinkFeed on the HTC One

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Setting up BlinkFeed on the HTC One
You are so excited because you are going to get the HTC One as soon as it launches. The 4.7 inch FHD screen offers a pixel density of 468ppi and the quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor is as much as 40% more powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro. Heck, you might even be looking forward to BlinkFeed. If Flipboard, Google Currents and Windows Phone LiveTiles had a ménage à trois, BlinkFeed would be the love child that resulted from the activity.

Setting up BlinkFeed

Setting up BlinkFeed

With feeds coming in from your social networks, third party apps, and the latest news, BlinkFeed keeps you up to date instantly. Unlike Google Currents or Flipboard, BlinkFeed cannot be removed from your phone although you can merely ignore it by not setting it up and not using your thumb to move all the way to the left of the screen where BlinkFeed lives.

But let's say you want to use BlinkFeed. The idea of all of these feeds coming in with the latest news and tweets and status updates energizes you. How do you set it up? When you first look at BlinkFeed, it gives you some suggestions on laying it out. Tap on one of the blue boxes and you are ready to select your feeds. Currently, you have to go with the pre-selected choices, but news junkies should feel covered with choices including AP, Huffington Post and Reuters. Stories open from inside BlinkFeed itself and you can share them through the usual means. Stories can also be opened in the browser.

When it comes to your social networks, BlinkFeed is designed to connect you to them quickly. For example, let's say that something from Facebook catches your eye. You can tap on the screen and the app will pop up. Or, if you're the lazy type, you can post a status update straight from the BlinkFeed home page. The social networks that are included with the feature are Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Setting up BlinkFeed is an easy process. Open it, select the feeds you want, and that's basically it. How HTC One users respond to the feature will probably determine whether we see a version of this on Android phones from other manufacturers.

source: AndroidCentral

Selecting your feeds for BlinkFeed
Selecting your feeds for BlinkFeed
Selecting your feeds for BlinkFeed

Selecting your feeds for BlinkFeed



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posted on 11 Mar 2013, 21:40 1

1. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


phuckkk htc

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 23:00 7

6. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Why would you say that?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 07:43 2

23. rizevnarastek (Posts: 313; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Whatever you wanted to know about the HTC One.

This is a great promo video. It's about the device and tells you all about the main features. It is almost exactly how the official promo should look like. Different theme and ambiance with real live footage. Great!

http://youtu.be/2isfiSe51yw

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 00:51 7

14. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Yes, phuck them, because you are too illiterate to write properly?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:41

25. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


HAHA...PHACKK UUU 2....xD

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 00:29 1

26. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


You'll come back to reply to that but, you still won"t explain your first comment? Smh.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 17:51

27. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


wz trollin around...xD
btw i jst dont like htc
they are overwxpensive/overrated peice of crap...

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 21:56 4

2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


BlinkFeed is ok, no need to ignore it, just pretend that it is a LiveTile from WP.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 00:51 1

13. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


It is not live tile from WP, they are different in fundamental ways even if presentation looks similar.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 01:00 3

15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I didn't said that Blinkfeed is a live tile from WP, I just said "just pretend that it is a LiveTile from WP."

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 21:57 6

3. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


very nice htc you stelling samsung place this year

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 22:36 3

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4650; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't like BlinkFeed.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 22:47 2

5. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I thought it was just me! I don't like it either, nor the fact that there is no menu button, it kind of complicates things a bit more. I love the looks of the device itself, but this is yet another device I would have to install Go Launcher, or Nova onto just so it can use it the way I want to. LG still worries me, but the Optimus UI is great because it still looks like Android, and now you can use the phone in landscape without downloading a launcher. Why haven't OEMs figured out how useful that is?

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 00:50 3

12. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Great, then don't use it. HTC is not making BlinkFeed the only homescreen, and it definitely doesn't need to be the default.

I know I'll use it, I'll greatly enjoy a homescreen with social network and news in one handy full-page widget.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 01:33

16. Taters (Posts: 2403; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Android is like IOS where nothing runs in the background. This is going to lick unless you root it.Great job HTC!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 02:38

19. Taters (Posts: 2403; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


isnt like IOS I mean.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 11:09

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4650; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


There is people who will use it, but there is also people who won't use it, so why HTC just didn't leave the facility to turn it off by default for those who don't want it? Is it so hard?

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 23:06 2

7. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


You don't have to use the BlinkFeed at all if you don't want to. I don't know why people are making such a big deal about it.http://goo.gl/lWgFl

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 23:11

8. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


For RSS, gReader is the best and got a big update today

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 23:18 2

9. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


The BlinkFeed is a nice little feature. I think that HTC is hyping it up way to much, even to the point to where some people are confused as to weather or not the BlinkFeed replaces the more traditional android UI (which it doesn't). I'm sure the BlinkFeed (and the camera once again) will take center stage in the ads. While they will forget to bring up ALL the other awesome features. I'm buying this phone and it has nothing to do with the BlinkFeed. In fact I don't plan on using it as my main homescreen at all because, HTC willingly gives me that option and that is what android is all about.http://goo.gl/L6m7E

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 23:32

10. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Just stick a nexus rom or CM 10.1, bamn! you have a stunner

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 01:36

17. Taters (Posts: 2403; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Except the buttons would still be screwed up and uncomfortable to reach. Unlike the last HTC devices, where the power button was hard to reach, now even the home button is. Good job HTC!

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 02:10 1

18. rizevnarastek (Posts: 313; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


All the buttons are easily reachable. Even the power button. I have a hard time reaching booth soft keys on my Note2 on the other hand.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 02:39

20. Taters (Posts: 2403; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No they are not. 137 mm and on the top left of the handset and home button where the recent apps button should be? Horrible ergonomics.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 00:40 2

11. bitlebron (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


i donno y ya'll be hatin' on blink feed.. if u don't like it simply install another launcher from the play store thats actually 1ne thing i like bout android..

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 05:42

21. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


i thought HTC is patenting the burst shot and said Samsung stole it, but now they're taking Samsung's BlinkFeed?...

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 06:56

22. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 97; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


Every year HTC release at least one mobile, that is said to be to "set the standard" for other companies to follow, more so for Samsung. And withing few weeks, Sammy comes with one device that is fugly at best, has few gimmicks and then the all plastic build, yet sammies sell more.
I thought like HTC will learn its lesson, but no. Yes the build quality matters, but at the same time, 1. Timely updates, 2. Removable battery 3. Memory expansion 4. Developer support does matter in the end. and also the fact that, the mobile you are helding in hand is on display at every other place, makes you feel good. Or makes you believe you are owning a device which is in lime light. Sadly HTC doesnt do any of these.

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